Shaltai Editions is a gallery which focuses on developing and promoting art editions from contemporary Russian artists. The Shaltai-Boltai project has been working to realize this ambition since 2011. Shaltai Editions invites collectors to the Art Kitchen. All the artwork featured in the Art Kitchen project is prepared with a special recipe; collaborating with the best manufacturers, without compromising the artistic integrity of the work.
Vladimir Dubossarsky is known for his satire and effortless manipulation of pop-culture imagery. Whimsical narratives about kissing pigeons or zebras running at sunset have been transferred from canvas to porcelain. The artist’s paintings have been reproduced as prints and in tapestry. Pineapple floating in the pool can be interpreted as a symbol of a vanitas: the sweet fruit will inevitably sink, just as a luxury holiday cannot last forever.
The artist Aristarkh Chernyshev also draws on vanitas themes and references the Dutch artist Pieter Claesz. He has created still-lifes using 3D modeling that can only be seen from particular angles.
The works of Electroboutique – Apollo and Aphrodite – gaze out from the depths of antiquity to the modern man through the lens of multimedia spectacles. The works interchangeably use symbols of consumer society and elements of mass-culture.